Our Nursing Education Program is an option for nurses who wish to pursue graduate-level education that prepares them for roles in staff development or nursing education. Nursing education requires nursing faculty prepared at the master's level who can serve as educators and leaders for the nursing profession. Skills in facilitating learning through advanced knowledge of curriculum design, teaching, evaluation, advisement, and other activities are addressed in classes.
Nursing Education Program Highlights
- Students in the Nursing Education program at Daemen have firsthand experience with participation and completion of a research project and thesis. They will work with a faculty chairperson and committee to develop and complete an original research project of their own design.
- The faculty is experienced in teaching and gives individualized attention to each student. They are highly accessible for discussions and advisement for students in the program.
- Courses are geared towards preparing students for teaching careers including strategies and methods for delivering content, how to assess and evaluate student learning and program outcomes, and how to develop curriculum.
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Nursing Education Program Information
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a ACEN or CCNE accredited program.
- One year medical-surgical clinical experience (or equivalent).
- Completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a grade of C or better.
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above (on a 4.0 scale) from all colleges/universities attended. Applicants with GPAs below 3.25 in undergraduate studies may be admitted on a provisional basis if they submit evidence of the potential to be successful in graduate studies.
- Current registered professional nursing license.
- Current resume
- Letters of intent or letters of recommendation may be submitted to strengthen application.
- Interview with the nursing faculty.
Upon completion of the Master in Nursing Education Program, the graduate will:
- Engage in the scholarship of teaching to facilitate student learning, professional development and socialization
- Create an environment that promotes critical thinking and problem solving within the teaching learning process.
- Use applicable educational principles, theory, and research to develop strategies for change in nursing education and curricular development
- Synthesize information from a variety of disciplines to develop strategies for change in nursing education and curricular development
- Work collaboratively within the institutional environment and the academic community to function effectively as a nurse educator and leader utilizing professional, moral and ethical standards to practice
- Integrate the values of respect, collegiality, professionalism, and caring to build an organizational climate that fosters the development of learners
- Critically analyze and synthesize research to determine applicability to practice
- Develop a research project or thesis pertinent to nursing education, disseminating scholarly work pertinent to nursing education.
- Contribute to professional nursing through advanced nursing education practice and professional involvement
- Exhibit leadership behavior as a nurse educator as evidence by enhanced self-knowledge, cultural sensitivity, team dynamics, and systems thinking
- Analyze the impact of community, societal, and professional trends in healthcare on nursing education
- 71.4% based on 150% benchmark for program completion (8 semesters part-time)
- 100% of graduating MS, NEd students believe the program has prepared them well to very well. *
*Data are for students who completed the program during the 2018-2019 academic year.
For more information, or if you would like to visit the Nursing Department to talk with faculty, please call 716-839-8387.